Ridington lecture examines challenges Islam faces

Muqtedar Khan, a professor at the University of Delaware.
February 12, 2013

Muqtedar Khan, a professor at the University of Delaware, will speak as part of McDaniel College’s annual Ridington lecture at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 on campus in McDaniel Lounge. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, examines the challenges Islam faces in the West and in the future.

An associate professor of Islam and Global Affairs, and founder of the Islamic Studies Program at University of Delaware, Muqtedar Khan is also a fellow of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. He is the author of “American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom,” “Jihad for Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations,” “Islamic Democratic Discourse,” and “Debating Moderate Islam: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West.” In addition, he is a frequent contributor to the BBC, CNN, Fox, NPR, and other radio and TV networks. His website is www.ijtihad.org.

The annual Ridington lecture honors two long-time teachers at McDaniel, William Robbins Ridington and Edith Farr Ridington. After the Ridingtons’ deaths, their family endowed this annual lectureship, which began in 1991.